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    (CNN)Here's a look at Guantánamo Bay Naval Station and its detention facilities.FactsThe base, sometimes referred to as "Gitmo," is located in southeastern Cuba, on the coast of Guantánamo Bay. The United States has been leasing the 45 square miles that the base sits on since 1903. The base shares a 17-mile fenced border with Cuba. The lease can only be...
    CONCORD (BCN) – The Concord City Council on Saturday voted 3-2 to exclusively negotiate with a group of developers, including Seeno Homes, to become master developer for the massive former Concord Naval Weapons Station. Seeno Companies, Discovery Builders Inc., Lewis Group of Companies, and California Capital Investment Group are the benefactors of Saturday’s close vote. Mayor Tim McGallian, Vice Mayor...
    CONCORD (BCN) — The Concord City Council is holding a special meeting Saturday morning to consider the selection of a new master developer for the former Concord Naval Weapons Station, a redevelopment project that has been mired in delays and controversies for years. The base that began during World War II closed in 2005, and the project would include thousands...
    People don’t turn 100 every day. A naval base in Florida recently shared images from a one-of-a-kind birthday experience it provided for the widow of the Navy’s first Master Chief Petty Officer. For the woman’s 100th birthday, she was flown on a helicopter around the ship named after her husband. After circling the USS Delbert D. Black, Irma...
    "No person ... shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law." -- Fifth Amendment to the U.S. ConstitutionAbdulsalam al-Hela is a 53-year-old Yemeni cleric who has been incarcerated by the United States at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Station in Cuba since 2004. He has not been charged with any crime. His case has a long and...
    CONCORD — Three major development groups have stepped forward to compete for the herculean task of converting the former Concord Naval Weapons Station site into the city’s biggest ever mixed-use project and among the region’s largest. One of the applicants, Concord-based Seeno Companies, had once legally challenged the environmental impacts of redeveloping the site. Seeno, along with Discovery Builders, Inc.,...
    GREAT LAKES NAVAL STATION, Ill. (WLS) -- The USO Great Lakes Center at the Naval Station is completely renovated and ready to help service members recharge.It's a respite for military members and their families, a community center they can truly call their own with space to unwind, relax and even get support and it just received a major upgrade..Thanks to...
    ALAMEDA (KPIX 5) — The Alameda City Council will discuss an issue that has troubled several Bay Area cities in recent months. Sideshows have become routine at the retired naval air station. Many residents would like to see some changes. “We can sit on our back deck every Friday or Saturday night and hear the engines going,” said Ann Haslup....
    CONCORD (BCN) — The new park coming to the former Concord Naval Weapons Station will be named Thurgood Marshall Regional Park – Home of the Port Chicago 50. The East Bay Regional Park District board of directors voted unanimously on the name at its Tuesday meeting. READ MORE: University of California Lecturers Unanimously Authorize Potential Strike “Truly, a historic moment,” board...
    CONCORD (BCN) — The Concord City Council on Tuesday will discuss whether to support naming the East Bay Regional Park coming to the former Concord Naval Weapons Station after former Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, who represented the 50 sailors who stood up against racism after the Port Chicago explosion in 1944. Park district staff is recommending its board officially...
    CONCORD — A major undertaking to redevelop the former naval weapons station in Concord is finding new wings as the city begins its search for another master developer to succeed the one that left the job over a labor dispute. If the City Council approves a proposed application process at its meeting Tuesday, prospective developers can begin putting their names...
    NAVAL AIR STATION WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash. (AP) — First lady Jill Biden arrived at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island late Tuesday morning, part of her tour of military bases to meet with service families. She got a close look at a US Navy EA-18G “Growler” electronic warfare attack warcraft, talking with Naval personnel. The jet tail was painted red with...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – Victims of a 2019 shooting at a Florida military base and their families are suing Saudi Arabia, claiming the kingdom knew the gunman had been radicalized and that it could have prevented the killings. The suit, filed Monday, also claims that Saudi trainees knew in advance about plans for the shooting but did nothing to stop it....
    The families of three service members who were killed in the mass shooting at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida, sued Saudi Arabia over its role in the December 2019 attack, numerous sources reported. The lawsuit, which was obtained by The Washington Post, alleges that Saudi officials knew that Mohammed Saeed al-Shamrani was radicalized and had links with al-Qaida...
    GREAT LAKES, Ill. (CBS) — While some colleges are shut down and others are only allowing a limited number of people in person, one school in our area has been operating full steam ahead throughout the pandemic. A total of 40,000 students cycled through its campus in the past year. READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Snow Returns Sunday; Warmup Ahead CBS...
    FRESNO, Calif. -- Vice President Mike Pence and his wife are set to visit the South Valley today.The Vice President is expected to arrive at Naval Air Station Lemoore sometime around 2 pm. Wheels up to CA with @SecondLady to visit the Great Sailors of Naval Air Station Lemoore! ???????? pic.twitter.com/0gUBtna4GQ— Mike Pence (@Mike_Pence) January 16, 2021He will speak with...
    FRESNO, Calif. -- Vice President Mike Pence and his wife are set to visit the South Valley today.The Vice President is expected to arrive at Naval Air Station Lemoore sometime around 2 pm. Wheels up to CA with @SecondLady to visit the Great Sailors of Naval Air Station Lemoore! ???????? pic.twitter.com/0gUBtna4GQ— Mike Pence (@Mike_Pence) January 16, 2021He will speak with...
    FRESNO, Calif. -- Vice President Mike Pence is set to visit Central California this weekend.Pence and his wife, Karen, will speak at Naval Air Station Lemoore.They are expected to speak to sailors about the Trump administration's foreign policy achievements.After the event at NAS Lemoore, Pence is expected to travel to New York to speak to soldiers who recently returned from...
    LAKE COUNTY, Ill. (WLS) -- Hundreds of Navy recruits who usually spend Thanksgiving with generous hosts throughout Chicagoland will stay on base this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.About 800 recruits are impacted this year and will not be able to fan out to various churches, community groups, and veterans organizations in the Chicago area, according to officials at Navy...
    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday approved the construction of a naval logistics hub on the Red Sea coast of Sudan with the capacity to harbor nuclear vessels, Reuters revealed. The station, slated for construction near Port Sudan, would potentially house up to 300 Russian naval personnel, plus civilian support staff, and serve primarily as a refueling and resupply station...
    A suspect has been detained following reports of a possible active shooter at Naval Air Station Patuxent River's Webster Field in Maryland Wednesday morning. A 911 call at 10.35am reported person with a gun making threats at Building 8140 at the Webster Field annex in St. Inigoes.  US Navy Police and the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene, as...
    (CBSDFW.COM/CNN) — The U.S. Navy has identified the two-person crew killed Friday after a T-6B Texan II training aircraft crashed in a small town in Alabama. In a news release Sunday, the Navy identified the victims as Navy Lt. Rhiannon Ross, 30, from Wixom, Michigan, and 24-year-old U.S. Coast Guard Ensign Morgan Garrett of Weddington, North Carolina. Ross was an...
    FOLEY, Ala. -- The US Navy has identified the two-person crew killed Friday when a training aircraft crashed in a small town outside Mobile, Alabama.In a news release Sunday, the Navy identified the victims as Navy Lt. Rhiannon Ross, 30, from Wixom, Michigan, and 24-year-old US Coast Guard Ensign Morgan Garrett of Weddington, North Carolina.Ross was an instructor pilot, the...
    A US Navy fighter jet crashed in the California desert on Tuesday — but the pilot was able to eject safely beforehand, according to reports. The F/A-18E Super Hornet — which was carrying unspecified “munitions” — went down around 10:10 a.m., scattering debris about 200 yards south of Highway 14 near the Inyokern Airport, the Ridgecrest Daily Independent said....
    RIDGECREST (CBSLA) — A U.S. Navy jet from Lemoore went down Tuesday near the Naval Air Weapons Station in China Lake, but the pilot was not hurt. N364579 03: File Photo: An F/A-18E “Super Hornet” Strike- Fighter Banks Into A Turn During Operational Testing At The Naval Air Weapons Station At China Lake, Ca. December 1999. (Photo By U.S. Navy/Getty...
    A Navy fighter jet crashed in Kern County, California, on Tuesday near Ridgecrest. The pilot was able to eject from the plane safely. The Naval Air Station Lemoore confirmed in a statement on Facebook that the aircraft was an F/A-18E Super Hornet from its base. It added that the plane "experienced a mishap during a routine training flight...
    A U.S. Navy pilot has safely ejected from their fighter jet that crashed in central California on Tuesday, according to Navy sources.  The F/A-18E Super Hornet had flown from Naval Air Station Lemoore in Kings County when it crashed, ABC News reports.   Naval Air Station Lemoore shared on Facebook that the mishap occurred during a routine training flight in the Superior Valley,...
    A Navy chief petty officer was killed at Norfolk Naval Station in Virginia on Friday morning when he was struck by a forklift, according to reports. The incident happened around 11 a.m. ET aboard the USS Jason Dunham at Pier 14 of the naval station, WAVY-TV of Portsmouth, Va., reported. CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK HITS NAVAL SHIPYARD IN MAINE The officer was...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — About 150 Minnesota National Guard troops based in Stillwater will be deploying to Naval Station Guantanamo Bay this weekend. According to the National Guard, the soldiers of the 34th Military Police Company will be providing base security in support of Joint Task Force Guantanamo. “Our Soldiers are trained and motivated for this important mission,” Capt....
    FALLON, Nev. (AP) — A pilot killed in a single-engine plane crash near Lake Tahoe was a surgeon at Naval Air Station Fallon who served in Iraq and was part of a rescue team that helped save an injured rock climber who was stranded in the Sierra a year ago. Officials at the air station identified the pilot Monday as...
    CONCORD (CBS SF) – The final land use plan for public access improvements and open space preservation at a planned new 2,540-acre regional park on former Concord Naval Weapon Station land on Concord’s northeast edge has been finalized, the East Bay Regional Park District said. The final land use plan for what is, at least for now, being called Concord...
    Three Chinese nationals were sentenced to prison after they illegally entered a restricted area at a US Navy base in Florida and took pictures, the Associated Press reported Friday. Chinese national Liao Lyuyou, 27, pleaded guilty to illegally entering the Naval Air Station Key West on Dec. 26 and taking photographs and video of property, according to the U.S. Attorney’s...
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